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" Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill ; Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. "
Poems - Page 46
by William Cowper - 1803 - 348 pages
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A Thousand and One Gems of English and American Poetry from Chaucer to ...

Edwin O. Chapman - American poetry - 1884 - 399 pages
...CONDUCT. THUS men go wrong with an ingenius skill ; Bend the strait rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. The mind and conduct...
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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms

William Chauncey Fowler - 1884
...attention first of all upon himself — that was inevitable. — DE Q.UINCEY. CS Note I. — a. Errors in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. CS b. Some place the bliss in action, some in ease ; Those call it pleasure, and contentment these....
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The Poetical Works

William Cowper - 1889 - 536 pages
...ends ; But not the mischiefs : they, still left behind, Like thistle-seeds are sown by every wind. First put it out, then take it for a guide. Halting on crutches of unequal size, 560 One leg by truth supported, one by lies, They sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing,...
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The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary on the Old Testament: Chronicles

Bible - 1892
...it. " Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill, Bend the straight rule to their own crooked will ; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide " [ Cbtrper]. TV. Those who are alarmed at truth. Ahab roused in conscience, afraul of results, and...
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The Canada Lancet and Practitioner. ...

1905
...tabernacle; the " eye sublime," subdued to that it works in by a vile spirit, loses its brightness, and " Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again." And as Maudsley put it the other day at the British Medical Association, " Mind works in. every function...
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The Sabbath Question from the Roman Catholic Standpoint: As Stated by the ...

Abram Herbert Lewis - Sabbath - 1894 - 48 pages
...religion which we shall have proved to be indefensible, self-contradictory and suicidal. FOURTH ARTICLE. " Halting on crutches of unequal size, One leg by truth supported, one by ties, Thus sidle to the goal with awkward pace, Secure of nothing but to lose the race." In the present...
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Words: Their Use and Abuse

William Mathews - English language - 1896 - 494 pages
...selves. A volume might be written on the mutual influence of language and opinion, showing that as " Faults In the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again," so the sentiments we cherish mould our language, and our words react upon our opinions and feelings....
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The Romance of History: Lost Israel Found; Or, Jeshurun's Pilgrimage Towards ...

Charles Adiel Lewis Totten - Anglo-Israelism - 1897 - 268 pages
...them their infallible guide to direct their steps in the prosecution of their search. Thus did they, ' With a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then took it for a guide. ' " The whole history of the endeavor is a tale of ridicule. And it has reacted...
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Annual Report from the Department of Education to the General Assembly of ...

Georgia. Dept. of Education - Education - 1898
...lines: "Thus men go wrong with an ingenious skill; Bend the strait rule to their own crooked will; And with a clear and shining lamp supplied, First put it out, then take it for a guide. Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again. The mind and conduct...
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Canadian Practitioner, Volume 30

Medicine - 1905
...tabernacle ; the ;' eye sublime," subdued to that it works in by a vile spirit, loses its brightness, and " Faults in the life breed errors in the brain, And these reciprocally those again." And as Maiwlsley put it the other day at the British Medical Association, " Mind works in every function...
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